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Welcome to 2012! With the new year comes exciting possibilities in Mobile Learning and 1:1 initiatives! Technology never slows down, and in the last few years we've seen big advancement and a big adoption in mobile learning and 1:1. In 2012, new possibilities with cloud-based applications, learn-anywhere technology, advancements in tablets and smartphones, and evolving educational and curriculum software will expand the field even more.

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MICHIGAN ASCD - HOT TOPICS

Another Opinion: 2011 in Review - Common Core, school choice among the year's top education developments
~The Heritage Foundation/The Foundry blog

What will 2012 bring for education? 
~Education Week

2012: What's In, What's Out
~ASCD Educator Advocates

Here's what you can expect in 2012 from education technology
~KQED.org/Mind/Shift blog

What's next for school technology?
~T.H.E. Journal

How can schools create a successful mobile-learning initiative?
~eSchool News

Ideas for providing tech support to school administrators
~Edutopia.org/Nicholas Provenzano's blog

Common standards will promote computers in testing
~Education Week

Groups reveal details about development of common assessments 
~Education Week

Alignment of the National Standards for Learning Languages with the Common Core State Standards
~ACTFL
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In-depth, frequent teacher observations needed, Gates study finds
~Los Angeles Times

Study: Teachers who raise test scores positively affect students 
~The New York Times
 
Is curriculum overlooked in reform discussions?
~Education Week/Curriculum Matters blog

Educators weigh in on the future of classroom technology
~The New York Times

Advice on moving schools toward cloud-based services
~T.H.E. Journal

Advice on seeking education-technology funding from corporate sources

~eSchool News

What is the relationship between tech and personalized learning?
~T.H.E. Journal

Why every student and teacher should use a mobile device for learning
~NBC.com/Education Nation blog

What is the return on the investment in classroom technology?
~Forbes/CIO Network blog

Report: Technology can help schools address many challenges
~Education Week/Digital Education blog

Tips for schools on choosing online software for instruction
~Education Week/LeaderTalk blog

How to use Twitter to engage high-school students
~ Education Week Teacher

Mich. school sees success with blended learning, flipped instruction

~District Administration magazine

Report: The most valuable skills of effective school leaders
~Education Week/District Dossier blog

MiAEYC Assessment and curriculum survey



ASCD NEWS

December 2011/January 2012 Educational LeadershipEducational Leadership: The Resourceful School 
Check out the digital issue.

 

 

Fall 2011 Issue Policy Priorities 
Policy Priorities
: Can Social Media and School Policies Be "Friends"?
Don't miss the infographic Students Like Social Media.

 

Doug Reeves: For Effective Leadership, Limit Initiatives and Link Professional Development

Doug Reeves: For Effective Leadership, Limit Initiatives and Link Professional Development
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ASCD 2012 Annual Conference
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ASCD to provide online support for educators on common standards
~Education Week/Digital Education blog

Leadership lessons: 10 ideas to take from 2011 into 2012

ASCD-recognized educator aims to boost student achievement
~The Christian Science Monitor

ASCD report outlines debate over social media use in schools
~KQED.org/Mind/Shift blog

School leadership needs to face technology's influence
~ASCD Express

 

MDE AND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION NEWS

 

MDE Memos

Michigan Education Dashboard

Mich. seeks to improve schools by funding pre-ACT tests
~MichiganRadio.org

New Resource Information: The Michigan Statewide Longitudinal Data System (MSLDS)
 
School Data Site Still Work In Progress
~Gongwer Michigan Report

State Board of Education makes budget priority recommendations for 2012
~MASA e-Leader


OTHER NEWS

 

The Accountability Plateau
~The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Should a high-school diploma be required for employment?

~The Washington Times

What do teacher teams need to be successful? 
~Harvard Education Letter

How to involve students in formative assessments
~Education Week Teacher/Classroom Q & A blog

Opinion: 21st century literacy should include proficiency in computational skills
~The Washington Post/The Answer Sheet blog

Why Finland is a model for education
~Education Week

7 educational apps to teach students science, coding and other subjects
~KQED.org/Mind/Shift blog

Techbridge after-school program aims to engage girls in STEM study
~PBS

Michigan's curriculum requirements questioned (with photo gallery)
~ Livingston Daily Press and Argus

http://www.educationnews.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/whole-child-logo-150x91.pngDoes students' physical activity affect their grades?
~HealthDay News

http://www.educationnews.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/whole-child-logo-150x91.pngAre you placing children first in your professional life?
~Edutopia.org/Maurice Elias' blog

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Michigan to expand summer food program to rural areas
~ The Grand Rapids Press

 

 


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MICHIGAN LEGISLATIVE AND POLICY UPDATE

 

Snyder Declares Financial Emergency In Highland Park Schools
~Gongwer News Update

Michigan Legislature sets priorities in new session
~The Detroit News

As state considers cuts, schools look toward all-day kindergarten
~ Port Huron Times Herald

School authority chancellor: Academic success will require culture changes for classrooms, communities
~ Grand Rapids Press
NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE AND POLICY UPDATE


House to Shrink Federal Role in Education
~ ASCD Educator Advocates

 Election-year politics could affect states' education legislation
~Education Week

Report: Race to the Top has stalled in some states
~The Miami Herald/The Associated Press

Legislation would limit federal involvement in schools
~Education Week

Survey: U.S. earns average grades in education policy
~ Education Week

Well-Rounded Education Gets a Day in the Sun
~ASCD Educator Advocates



MICHIGAN ASCD PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

conversationIntentional Conversations Workshops

February 29, 2012 at COP ESD
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OTHER PROFESSIONAL LEARNING


Designing an Educator Evaluation System for Learning, Growth and Adaptation--a Central Office Leadership Seminar open to firstline assistants and superintendents
MASA Mid-Winter Conference
Marriott - Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI 
Date—February 1, 2012
Time—8:30-12:30 (includes lunch)
Price—$75 (includes lunch)
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Registration Now Open for the 52nd Annual Michigan School Testing Conference
Tuesday-Thursday, February 21-23, 2012
Kensington Court Hotel, Ann Arbor
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Michigan Education Evaluation: Understanding Effective Instruction: Why Waiting Is Not an Option
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
$89 per person, including breakfast, lunch and materials
 
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
Michigan State University
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Michigan Department of Education (MDE)/AdvancED Michigan Spring School Improvement Conference Request for Presentation Proposals
March 30, 2012
Lansing Center
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MICHIGAN JOINT EDUCATION CONFERENCE: Connecting Across the Curricula Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Eastern Michigan University
Student Center
Ypsilanti, MI
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REMC $AVE BID PROJECT
Thursday, February 12, 2012
Lansing Center in downtown Lansing
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January 2012 School Leadership Briefing Now Available
~schoolbriefing.com

 

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